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Cindy Adair

I'm really enjoying all the critter photos. Thanks!

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Daryl

Here's some little critters in my Bismarckia

Yellow-brown Paper Wasps

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NApalm

That last pics a beauty wal

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Daryl

Had a lot of Blue Faced Honeyeaters hanging about this morning..too fast to photo in flight, but caught this one resting in my Poinciana...either a female or juvenile as it didn't have a blue face...

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Walter John

Pale headed rosellas travel in pairs. Took these pics this afternoon, love these guys.

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Daryl

If you're small and fluffy, watch out! These guys were a long way up...just specks to the human eye...

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Neighbour's Peacock decides he likes a palm garden...

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And wants to come inside...

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Daryl

Olive Backed Oriole was hanging out in my Plumeria again until he got a bit jumpy when I pointed the camera at him...wonder if it is the same bird as my previous photo back in November?

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Daryl

A few recent garden visitors

Yellow Robin

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Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo

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NApalm

Great thread. Im always interested in what birds are hanging around.

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Walter John

Australian white Ibis are okay in small numbers, this guy visits regularly but only ever on his own, I wouldn't want a tree full, can be smelly and messy.

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NApalm

I like the look of that chook run Wal. I've ordered the house and about to prep the run this week! pretty exciting actually. Expect pics soon...

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sur4z

Anole

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Squirrel

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Green Parrots

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NApalm

Nice one!

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Walter John

Here's a flock of photos on a single rainbow lorrikeet that has been feeding from my home made feeder. Usually I get pale faced rosellas and the odd king parrot. This guy pops in quietly by himself and doesn't call to his brothers and sisters.

He approaches from a gum tree and/or bamboo nearby, then from a Chambeyronia leaf. Nearly same pattern of entry every time.

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From the Chamby

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Lots of colour under wing as well.

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He eats.

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Daryl

He must be shy like you Wal! :winkie:

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_Keith

I got a Possum digging up stuff, but when I shoot him, it might not be with a camera.

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_Keith

Look who showed up today.

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Daryl

Is that a tractor beam? :)

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_Keith

Is that a tractor beam? :)

Ray gun. He is old school.

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Cindy Adair

Some common Puerto Rico critters...

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_Keith

Say hello to my little friend.

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JakeK

Our camera trap in the forest caught this little feline fella.

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LJG

Scored a hat trick earlier this year.

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redant

I didn't want to get to close to get this picture while walking the dogs yesterday, hence the graininess. In case your not sure, yest that is a big @#$ rattle snake.

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Daryl

Blue Faced Honeyeater

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Cindy Adair

Wow!

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Daryl

Little Pied Cormorant

'Shag on a branch'

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Walter John

Eastern Rosellas (finally got the name correct), love Burrawang mana.

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Daryl

Bloody possum..munching in my Diplogottis

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Cindy Adair

I enjoy every post in this thread! Great to see your possum which is very different from ours in the U.S. Thanks! Both new bird additions are wonderful too!

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Walter John

A new visitor this afternoon, a big guy.

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Cindy Adair

Our entire family enjoys seeing these, but so far only in zoos which can also be sad. I'm glad you have such a good fence Wal, but I really like your photos!

Someday we will make it to your neck of the woods and see these critters as you do.

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Zeeth

Wal that rainbow lorikeet is beautiful! I always love when the wild green parrots pay my yard a visit here but the green is nothing compared to that!

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Neil C

Thought it was about time to add to this thread as I always enjoy seeing wildlife in the garden.

Regards Neil

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Walter John

Nice looking moth..

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LilikoiLee

This morning, on the pool deck, I found evidence of a night time visitor. It was a little gruesome so I did not take a picture of it. All sorts of frogs and toads swim in my pool and last night we had several inches of rain so it was like frog heaven in my back yard. One of the visitors was the Cane Toad, Buffo marinus. Most know that this toad has poison glands on the back of its head/neck, and most animals avoid it for this reason. This morning I found a cane toad, minus all its four legs lying on its back in a tiny pool of blood. Apparently, whatever predator did it has leaned to eat all the legs but leave the body alone.

This morning, on the pool deck, I found evidence of a night time visitor. It was a little gruesome so I did not take a picture of it. All sorts of frogs and toads swim in my pool and last night we had several inches of rain so it was like frog heaven in my back yard. One of the visitors was the Cane Toad, Buffo marinus. Most know that this toad has poison glands on the back of its head/neck, and most animals avoid it for this reason. This morning I found a cane toad, minus all its four legs lying on its back in a tiny pool of blood. Apparently, whatever predator did it has leaned to eat all the legs but leave the body alone.

Buffos are a big problem on the Big Island. I've found quite a few of them floating in water around our property. Many times they've drowned because they couldn't reach the bottom of the container and weren't able to jump out.

Sadly a distressing number of dogs have died from their poison.

Lee

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LilikoiLee

I hope I am not committing heresy; but I think this forum is as good as the palm forum.....and a lot more colorful. The critters, especially the birds, are amazing. Ditto to Kim's post about the difficulty of photographing birds.

My husband Mike fell in love with Australia when he took his hot air balloon to Oz for the Australian Bicential and World's Fair. He still talks about Australia on a regular basis and just this evening on our way home was explaining more of Australia's unique expressions and sharing his Australia stories with me.

I've wanted see Australia's palms and throw a shrimp on the barbie for a long time. After seeing the critters in this post I wish I was getting on the next plane.

Lee Tracy

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Daryl

Glad you like this thread Lee!

Here is another bird photo to keep it going...

A local Robin (I think) hanging out in one of my Callistemons down at the creek...she was a bit of a camera hog...definitely not shy!

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Daryl

A couple of Spangled Drongos

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